My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Trial halted because of Ramadan...

This is from the Scotsman...I'd like more information.
LEADING Scottish lawyers have condemned a sheriff's decision to halt a trial yesterday after Muslim witnesses refused to give evidence because they were celebrating the end of Ramadan.

Jamie Weir, 17, of Motherwell, is accused of assaulting Nasir Ahmed by hitting him with a glass bottle in an attack last April. But as the hearing was due to start at Hamilton Sheriff Court, it was revealed that witnesses had refused to turn up.

The fiscal depute, Angus Crawford, said the witnesses, all Muslims, were unwilling to attend court during the festival of Eid. He asked for an adjournment until the festival was over. Sheriff Daniel Scullion adjourned the trial until 17 November.

In a separate case at Glasgow High Court yesterday, an accused failed to appear because he was also observing a religious festival.

Mohammed Atif Siddique of Alva, Clackmannanshire, accused of terror charges, was excused.


Anonymous ALi said...

Atif Siddique is innocent and is NOT a 'terrorist'. he wouldn't think about harming anyone. the media are fabricating stories from the vague info they recieve from the police. this is just a continuing war against muslims and victimisation of communities. its about time it all stopped!!

9:37 PM  

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